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Woman sentenced to 1 year for fatal accident

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Posted: Apr 1, 2010 8:09 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: traffic, death, sentenced, jail, Lake Charles

A 29-year-old Lake Charles woman has been sentenced to one year in prison for causing a fiery
two-vehicle accident in 2004 that led to the deaths of a woman and her 9-year-old daughter.

Heather Alford was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years, but Judge David Ritchie suspected 9 years of sentence on two counts of vehicular negligent homicide and one count each of vehicular negligent injuring and first-offense drunken driving.

The vehicular homicide charges stem from the deaths of 40-year-old Collette Fontenot and her daughter, Holly.

The vehicular negligent injuring charge stem from injuries suffered by 41-year-old Robert Fontenot, the driver of a Jeep that was rear-ended by Alford.

After Alford completes her time in prison she will be on five years of supervised probation.

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